Madison Wilford has been selected to participate in the CSA's U20 National Excel Camp March 16 - 25, 2013. Click here for the press release.
Playoff schedules can be accessed through the Standings and Schedules link. Teams will be notified as soon as possible as to their placement in semi-final and final games.
Finals schedule information is available by clicking HERE.
Former WYSA youth player and Bronze Olympian, Desiree Scott has been selected as Manitoba Female Athlete of the Year.
Please see the following link:
The Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Carlo Bruneau as its new Executive Director effective February 12, 2013.
Carlo joins WYSA from the Manitoba Soccer Association where he served as Special Events and Competitions Coordinator for the past five years. Well-versed in the trends shaping the youth game today, Carlo brings a high level of organizational expertise to his new role.
“I am thrilled to take on this role leading WYSA. Soccer is the most popular youth sport in Winnipeg and the level of skill and competition seems to improve every year,” said Bruneau. “We still have lots of room for improvement though and I look forward to working with staff, clubs and community centres to enhance how WYSA administers its leagues.”
WYSA is the largest youth soccer league administrator in Manitoba. In addition to managing all premier, premier-developmental and developmental leagues (from ages 9 through 18), WYSA oversees recreational soccer leagues for community centres from ages 13 to 18. It also supports district soccer associations who administer the recreational leagues for ages 9 through 12. In recent years, WYSA has managed high school indoor and outdoor soccer leagues and has played a key role in bringing soccer programming to disadvantaged youth in Winnipeg’s core areas.
“We’re excited to have Carlo join our organization. He is tremendously knowledgeable about the game and system here in the province, and he brings a fresh energy and perspective,” said Tom Thompson, President of WYSA. “Our main objective is to run the best possible soccer leagues we can and to encourage participation in the game at all skill levels. It would be hard to find someone with more passion for those things than Carlo.”
THE 2013 INDOOR WYSA SCHEDULE FOR THE REMAINING LEAGUE GAMES BEFORE PLAY-OFFS IS NOW AVAILABLE - EITHER BY CLICKING THE LINK ABOVE AND IN THE "STANDINGS AND SCHEDULES" ON THE WEBSITE.
Coaches WILL NOW be able to self score games as they have been uploaded into the "Standings & Schedules" on the WYSA website. Recreational Coaches - Please check your division to ensure all games are scored to enable Play Off sides to be calculated.
Once again, WYSA apologizes for the delay.
Effective for the Outdoor 2013 season, Open Transfer guidelines have been set in place for competitive teams for U9 Developmental players and older.
Be sure to read the guideline document as to eligibility, the application period, placement process and conditions of placement.
Additionally please note the reference to Article 9 Tampering. Incidents of Tampering will not be tolerated and will be subject to significant sanction.
These guidelines will now apply to Out of Region players who will still be required to apply through the Manitoba Soccer Association for approval. The deadline for submission to the MSA is February 15th every year for Outdoor Season.
Click here for the 2013 Open Transfer Guidelines pdf.
Deadline for the 2013 Open Transfer Application is: January 30, 2013
For additional information please contact your HOME club:
Just released! The promotion video for the upcoming 2015 FIFA WWC:
Manitoba's youth soccer system is bringing in important changes to the way we coach and train our children. It's called Long Term Player Development and it involves doing a better job of coaching the coaches, giving the players more practice time and de-emphasizing winning games in favour of learning the game.
Here's a good video describing the program from our colleagues at the Ontario Soccer Association: http://youtu.be/dPJltFaZYEc
The Indoor Soccer season runs from October 20 to the week of March 18-21, 2013. The Indoor Soccer program is available city wide for youth ages U9 to U18 for Recreational programs, Developmental U9-U12 programs and Premier and Premier- Developmental U13 and older programs.
Contact your Home District for registration information and dates:
For additional information: Please contact Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association at 204-233-8899
Introduction to Wellness to World Cup program (English):
Complete Wellness to World Cup document (English):
Short Wellness to World Cup brochure (English):
Short Wellness to World Cup matrix (English):
Note: French versions are also available at CanadaSoccer.com
OPEN TRANSFER APPLICANTS - once all districts have completed the tryout process, they will notify the WYSA office of the placements for the Open Transfer for the Outdoor 2012 season. At that time the WYSA office will notify the players by EMAIL as to whether their application has been accepted or not. If your application is successful, you will be advised as to the administration process by your district in order to transfer to the requested club. In the meantime the player is responsible to complete their commitment to the team for the Indoor season in regards to practice and games.
This information is for all parents and players for who will be 13 years of age and older in 2012 and are interested in playing in the Premier or Premier-Developmental programs.
Effective for the Outdoor 2012 season, Open Transfer guidelines have been set in place for competitive teams for players 13 years of age and older. Be sure to read the guideline document as to eligibility, the application period, placement process and conditions of placement. Additionally please note the reference to Article 9 Tampering. Incidents of Tampering will not be tolerated and will be subject to significant sanction: Open Transfer Guidelines
With WYSA moving to implement new Long Term Player Development guidelines, we're continuing to monitor similar efforts elsewhere in the world. Here's an interesting piece from the FA in England which is also moving to a system of youth player development that focuses on coaching and skill development. That means getting rid of league tables. Does it mean getting rid of competition? No, not at all.
Click here to read more.
WYSA continues to work with the MSA to develop LTPD guidelines that best fit Winnipeg's soccer community. Central to LTPD is an enhanced system of coaching the coaches. We're starting with mini-soccer and have begun meeting with community centres around the city's five districts to lay out expectations for enhancing mini-soccer coaching and games.
Stay tuned for more information on LTPD. We'll post it here.
Click here for the updated Indoor Rules document.
Change 1: Rule 4 Players' Equipment
1. Only indoor soccer shoes or shoes specifically designed for artificial turf shall be allowed. Molded cleats may only be worn on FIFA approved third generation turf.
Exception: For All Leagues. Cleats.
Molded cleats are allowed at Seven-Oaks, Skylight & the WSF Indoor Complex facility; however, independently screw-in studded cleats are not permitted.
The change is that Skylight as now indicated that outdoor style cleats may now be worn at its facility.
Change 2: Rule 12 Fouls and Misconducts
5 h) Should a player from each opposing team receive a five minute (dismissal) time penalty at the same time, the players shall be sent off and the use of substitutes shall not be permitted. If a third player is dismissed his team shall play "short" in accordance with 5b of this Rule; player from that team receives a five (5) minute penalty.
This change is being made in order to bring the rule into accordance with the earlier change of 5 L). Now, in cases where two opposing players are either both cautioned or dismissed, teams will not be permitted to make a substitution to replace the penalized players and will play short a player during the time penalty.
December 5, 2011
Please note this reminder to all WYSA indoor officials (including High School) that the following procedure MUST take place prior to every game.
All teams will shake hands with their opponents before every match (approved on September 28, 2008).
Having the players line up for an equipment check followed by handshake and then coin toss will take approximately one minute if done in an organized manner.
Check the players equipment:
1. Shin guards covered by socks
2. Shirt tucked in, sleeves rolled down & shorts at proper length
3. All jewellery removed other than medic alert tags (made safe)
4. Nothing dangerous (no watches, no metal hair clips, knee braces covered)
AT THIS TIME THE TEAMS WILL SHAKE HANDS
Handshaking prior to the game does not replace the handshakes afterwards which is the sporting thing to do after any game.
The Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association (WYSA) is proud to announce a new multi-year partnership with Boston Pizza! As part of the partnership, one of Western Canada’s biggest summer soccer tournaments will have a new name - Boston Pizza Players Tournament which will raise funds for WYSA’s new player subsidy fund. This summer marks the first annual Boston Pizza Players Tournament which it is hoped that we will raise $10,000 for a new player subsidy fund to help those families who may miss out on playing simply because their families can’t afford to pay the fees. In addition to the tournament, Boston Pizza will also support several other WYSA programs.
"Boston Pizza has long been a place for soccer teams, families, and fans to get together and enjoy meals", said Andrew Shefchyk, Director of Marketing for Boston Pizza. "We are very proud to support the Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association and this tournament that will enable more children and youth to play and enjoy the beautiful game!"
“Boston Pizza is a great fit for the Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association and positive step forward in strengthening our community partnerships,” said Carlo Bruneau, Executive Director of WYSA. “Boston Pizza has a very strong track record of community involvement and we’re extremely pleased to have their brand associated with youth soccer here in Winnipeg.”
The Boston Pizza Players Tournament runs June 3rd – 7th, 2015 at John Blumberg Sportsplex and Grant Park Fields. The tournament has attracted 155 total teams, including teams from Ontario and South Dakota. The finals will be held on Sunday, June 7th at John Blumberg Sportsplex.
The Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association manages the largest youth soccer league in Manitoba. In addition to managing all premier and developmental leagues from ages 9 through 18, WYSA oversees recreational soccer leagues for community centres from ages 13 to 18. It also supports district soccer associations who administer the recreational leagues for ages 9 through 12 during the outdoor season. In recent years, WYSA has managed indoor high school soccer and has played a key role in bringing soccer programming to disadvantaged youth in Winnipeg’s core areas through its Mobile Mini Soccer Program.
3 years in remission and Mackenzie Ratcliffe continues to make strides. With all of your support, you've helped raise over $10,000 the past 2 years! Team Mack Attack has been the biggest team in Winnipeg since we started to attend the Spring Sprint in 2013 and we hope this year we hope this year we continue the trend to help and support the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada and all who have been affected.
WYSA is looking for outgoing and enthusiastic individuals who would like to volunteer at our 1st annual Players Tournament, happening from June 3rd to June 7th at the John Blumberg Sportsplex and Grant Park soccer fields. This is an excellent opportunity for students looking to complete volunteer hours for school, or anyone who is interested in volunteering their time to help a great cause!
For more info, please click here.
Kia is the Official Automotive partner of FIFA Women’s World Cup and is a big supporter of grassroots soccer in Canada and wants to let you know about an exciting contest opportunity for youth soccer players! The contest is open to boys and girls (ages 8-16) where all they need to do is share their soccer story (I.e., favourite soccer moment, how soccer help them overcome an obstacle, a coach that influenced them, etc.). Entrants into the contest will have the chance to be selected to win suite tickets to a Women’s World Cup Match in their market and have the ability to bring along some teammates/guardians to enjoy the match with them. The winner will also get the opportunity to accompany the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Mascot Shueme onto the field during the half-time show!
The contest is run online and has a simple entry method. Click the link to begin nominating: kia.ca/mascotcontest. The Contest ends on June 5, 2015. For more details please visit www.facebook.com/kiacanada
An Inter-District Transfer is when a player transfers from one District Club to another for the current playing season and is only valid for that current playing season (a season is defined as either the indoor or outdoor season, therefore each calendar year has two (2) seasons). An Inter-District Transfer must be requested by the player/family to their current District Club Administrator and if approved, the player is then transferred by the Transfer Table Committee to the club with the greatest need for players. Please note while consideration is given to the player’s choice of District Club, the first priority is player need.
2015 OUTDOOR SEASON
At this time, there are no match cancellations. The match official will determined whether the field or conditions are unplayable at the field.
League wide cancellations will be posted here. In the event of an individual game cancellation, email notification will be sent directly to the teams.